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Hiked half way up... Snow is hit and miss buy waist deep around mile 5.

1 month ago

1 month ago

We backpacked this trail in August and stayed 2 nights at Shelf Lake. The first 6 miles are fairly easy with gradual elevation gain through mostly pine forest with occasional meadows to break up the scenery. Beautiful meadow at around 4 miles where you cross the creek, great place for lunch and a break. The last 2 miles are strenuous as you climb almost straight up to Shelf Lake. The trail becomes more difficult with rocks and tree roots. Shelf Lake is a wonderful, secluded camping spot. Take the short hike up to the Sky Rim Trail above the lake for spectacular 360 views.

2 months ago

Did this in mid-September 2016. An awesome moderate hike with stunning campsites & views one you get up to the basin. A great overnight, and would be awesome to spend an extra night doing day hikes out of the basin. We did, however, get a few inches of snow overnight--not that surprising at that time of year.

trail running
9 months ago

The trail is a little skinny most of the distance but not a big deal. This is a beautiful trail the whole way. Not sure how a past review of this thought trail was boring and all they saw was the creek. Look around as you hike, it's great. Saw three or four hawks in the first mile too.

10 months ago

11 months ago


Monday, June 06, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

We had a nice warm day today and was able to get up nearly 5 miles on mountain bikes. The first 3-4 miles are not too steep. Once you cross the creek the trail gets very steep. We had to walk the bikes up for nearly a mile. In that mile the trail climbs up about 700 ft. The views are pretty great. It took us about 2 hours to get up 5 miles, and about an hour to get down.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

We enjoyed this trail. We took our 3 young boys ages 3-8 and were able to go up about 2.5 miles without any problems. The trail is pretty easy. The scenery is good and the trail feels pretty secluded. The trail follows the creek most of the way, however the trail was usually about 100 yards or more away from the creek on the small section we hiked. We didn't see any wildlife.

We didn't see many other people on the trail today but we did see some mountain bikers. I'll be coming back with my bike later this summer.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

We hiked about 8.5 miles of this trail. 4+ out and 4+ back. Trail was easy to moderate and was becoming more strenuous around the 5th mile. The scenery was nice, not much to see except the Creek. I probably wouldn't hike it again.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Had to turn back on account of the rain.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Teppee Creek trail is a perfect trail to get your legs under you when you 1st arrive in the Yellowstone area. With an elevation of 4 to 5 hundred feet, it can be a in and back or if you have a shuttle you can link with Daily Creek trail or Buffalo Horn trail to double the distance and enhance the views. Water parallels the creek the 1st 2 miles. Wild flowers, moderate views of valleys and mountains with a chance to exercise your dogs are pluses. Also a moderate backcountry ski trail Dec through March.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Did this in mid June. camped at Craig lake and snowboarded echo peak.. still lots of snow at the time

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

We did it in mid June and there was lots of snow left.. lots. We camped at Craig lake and skied/snowboarded Echo peak. Amazing, place check it out.